What was the issue addressed?
Duty of Care Grievance was made against the headteacher from a member of staff.
The Duty of Care policy was followed and informal discussions were held. Support was given by the Local Authority HR department – advice, documentation etc.
What lessons were learnt?
Informal actions were not successful. Formal procedures were then initiated and an independent investigator was employed. The investigator was given strict terms of reference to investigate and held regular face to face meetings, telephone calls, emails occurred with relevant parties.
Has your governing body had to deal with a grievance against the headteacher?
What processes and policies would you follow if a duty of care grievance was made against a senior member of staff?
Have your say…
Have you had experiences similar to these? What do you think about the situation described?